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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Oct 31, 2006 9:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Tales from the Crypt 6.7778/AOP.999qpre567 Great Crowd Reactions

Awhile back there was a post about the best energy moments with crowd and band, of course heard very well on auds- one good thing about auds among many things.

That post was about overall crowd reactions- I would like to focus on bust outs soecifically- I have been listening to a bunch tonight- the two biggest in terms of crowd roaring were Box of Rain in 86 and Big Boss Man in 85.

What are your favorites? Were you there? How much did the hair stand up on your skin? How about first time evers? For me the biggest bust out of a previous song was the Casy Jones at RFK 92(?) or 93. I also got one of the Dupress Break outs at the garden in NY. My only first ever was Ruben and CHerise in Landover- again 92 or 93- those two years blur together for me



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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Nov 1, 2006 4:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tales from the Crypt 6.7778/AOP.999qpre567 Great Crowd Reactions

On 10.9.89 in Hampton VA - The Dark Star break-out show...
After the Attics of My Life encore, the lights stayed down for a minute or two. When the house lights came up, the entire crowd gave a tremendous cheer that seemed to go on forever (probably just a minute or two though). I still remember it now. I was on the floor and looking around at all the people just screaming their heads off. No one was cheering hoping the band would come back out - It was an acknowledgement of the incredible show we had just seen. That was one of the most moving moments in all the shows I saw. It still "makes the hair stand up". Just writing this gives me chills. It was really special.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 31, 2006 9:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tales from the Crypt 6.7778/AOP.999qpre567 Great Crowd Reactions

Liam ... if you mean the "Box of Rain" from 3/20/86, yer right on about crowd reaction. I always loved the Hampton shows, and this one, while for some reason or other always seemed to get short shrift from heads, is one of my fave '86 shows. Just goes to show that opinions vary wide and far and you can chisel that in stone and bury it for truth.

Let me contribute a Garcia/Kahn show for audience reaction: 6/26/82. I mean Jesus wept, something was in the air that night ... the crowd is so into Jerry that it's almost eerie. Oh yeah, Jerry ends with a Ripple that you can just feel the love. Oh baby. It's probably to date one of my favorite and most listened to Jerry shows.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Oct 31, 2006 10:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tales from the Crypt 6.7778/AOP.999qpre567 Great Crowd Reactions

"How much did the hair stand up on your skin?"

For the 8/6/71 "Hard to Handle" a lot :)
Also in the "Dead Ahead" DVD during Ripple, the audience goes apeshit so loud you can't even hear the music, but right when the lyrics are going to start up again they quiet down in an instant :D

It's fun listening to aud's for that crowd reaction.. I can't, by memory, list any.. but I totally enjoy a good aud..

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 1, 2006 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tales from the Crypt 6.7778/AOP.999qpre567 Great Crowd Reactions

I'll always remember the crowd reaction to the return of Dark Star on 12-31-81. You can't really hear it from the sbd, but there was a veritable roar asa Jerry and Phil ripped out the intro, sent chills down my spine.

That same run of shows also saw the return of Big Boss Man after about a 10 year absence, another great crowd energy moment.

Another unforgettable moment was the return of H>S>F at Compton Terrace 3-25-83, it was totally unexpected and the crowd just roared in approval and delight!!!

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Poster: TheDaliTrauma Date: Nov 1, 2006 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tales from the Crypt 6.7778/AOP.999qpre567 Great Crowd Reactions

The date - February 27, 1994
The place - Oakland Colliseum
Coming out of a smokin' Other One, Jerry began to pick a familliar chord progression and little by little, the rest of the boys followed suit. "COSMIC CHARLIE!!!!!" Everyone went ape-fucking-shit. It was unreal for about ten seconds. My buddy and I high fived eachother and the couple next to me hugged and kissed. Then all of the sudden, "oh...Wharf Rat"
You can hear the crowd's groan of dissapointment loudly on the AUD recordings of that show.

I was there for the breakout of The Same Thing on 12/28/91 - I didn't know the significance of the event until I called 1-900-Run-Dead the next morning....

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Nov 1, 2006 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tales from the Crypt 6.7778/AOP.999qpre567 Great Crowd Reactions

That was the first one I thought of. My first words to a buddy coming out of the show were "would of been a good show to dose"--immediately followed by lysergic chuckles from my well-dosed bud...
Also in 81--Seattle Center 8/14(?)/81 Might As Well 2nd set opener and Baby Blue encore. Again, long lines at the pay phones.
Veneta '82--Dupree's, Day Job, and West LA
But the Star on 12/31/78 was the one that really gave me chills...

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 1, 2006 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tales from the Crypt 6.7778/AOP.999qpre567 Great Crowd Reactions

An obvious one was the post coma show 12/15/86 I think (not there) with Touch of Grey opening and Candyman a little later. The aud is on archive and quite good. I did get goosebumps imagining seeing his first show after tiptoeing on deaths doorstep.

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Nov 1, 2006 8:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tales from the Crypt 6.7778/AOP.999qpre567 Great Crowd Reactions

Madison Square Garden October 83 jerry leads the sleepy space in to St. Stephen and the stunned crowd falls into utter delirious wonderous chaos. People falling all over themselves in joy and tears. The whole Garden shook for half the song which sounded great. It was the best moment I ever remember at any show.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 1, 2006 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tales from the Crypt 6.7778/AOP.999qpre567 Great Crowd Reactions

I gotta tell ya...it's rare that ONE song makes up for a generally poor performance, but that Hampton '86 show absolutely qualifies.

Remember, it had been FOURTEEN YEARS since the last Box of Rain, and NO ONE expected this.

What I remember most was them finishing up a pretty tepid Althea (i'm pretty sure that was the tune) at the end of the first set, and Bobby (I think) says "Practice makes perfect", and I still am not sure if he was referring to the crappy Althea they'd just played, or what turned out to be the re-born Box they were ABOUT to play. Maybe someone else who was there can give their thoughts.

What I do know for sure was that the place went Ape-stinking, bat shit wild--yours truly included--and after it was over pay phones (remember them?) were jammed 5 rows deep with heads calling people, yelling BOX OF RAIN into the phone and hanging up.

The buzz all thru the 2nd set was still about the Box. Chills.

(I also had the pleasure of being at MSG in '83 when they pulled out the first Stephen in 5 years, but that's a tale for another time ;-)

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Poster: spiritwalker Date: Nov 3, 2006 12:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tales from the Crypt 6.7778/AOP.999qpre567 Great Crowd Reactions

I was at that show in Hampton '86.It was only my 3rd show,
so when they played Box Of Rain,I had know idea why every-
one was going bonkers!I was down on the floor (about half way back)and I couldn't hear most of the song because of
screaming and yelling.people were hugging each other and crying,it was crazy (and I didn't really know why!)I thought
BOY EVERYBODY REALLY LIKES THIS SONG!!
I still get chills when I listen to it now.

PEACE

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 3, 2006 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tales from the Crypt 6.7778/AOP.999qpre567 Great Crowd Reactions

That's about where I was on the floor, too!

I agree for at least the whole first half of the song you could barely make out Phil's vocals....consider yourself lucky to have been there even if you weren't quite aware of the significance at the time!